I bombed my TBAS test.
I didn’t fully understand the test in the first place… additionally, it wasn’t something you could necessarily study for, I did really poorly. My PCSM score for pilot selection is 29; the average applicant’s is 79. Before this test, I actually stood a good chance. The results really, really eliminated my chances.
Basically, it’s playing this ridiculous video game via foot pedals and joystick. The last time I checked, flying planes wasn’t about video games, but serious study skills and the ability to apply the learned information during flight. It’s really a downright insulting method to determine who’s pilot material and who isn’t. Anyone can fly a Cessna, thanks… Determining one’s capability and potential through a silly joystick video game is really insulting on a professional level.
So, I am applying for Pilot first choice & Navigator second.
Overall, this is very unfair and disappointing. I am very unhappy and upset with this whole situation; I am not used to failing so miserably at something to which I’ve given this much effort. Ever.